Manulife CIFAR Population Health & Well-being Grant Program
Understanding the full impact of the pandemic requires interdisciplinary research.
In May 2020, CIFAR issued a targeted call for interdisciplinary research collaborations focused on Population and Public Health related to COVID-19 to spark innovative, high-risk/high-reward ideas and projects.
These grants aim to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations that push research boundaries or which address emerging themes within or across CIFAR’s research programs applied to COVID-19. The funds are meant to support research projects between CIFAR Program Members to study various social, behavioural, and public health-related aspects of COVID-19.
Six successful projects were announced in July 2020.
CIFAR is a registered charitable organization supported by the governments of Canada, Alberta and Quebec, as well as foundations, individuals, corporations and Canadian and international partner organizations.